Parametric Study of Ground-Track Based Performance Measure Requirements for the Optimization of Near Earth Twin-Spacecrafts Trajectory


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Parametric optimization study is carried out on performance measure for assessing the benefits of relevant ground-track parameters and Instantaneous Overlap Area (IOA) in near earth and near-equatorial twin-satellite formation flying to explore its potential as space platform oriented towards Tropical Resources and Environment Monitoring mission. The present study also emphasizes two aspects: the dynamics of relative motion of multiple spacecrafts and the desirable ground tracks such missions. Relative motion dynamics incorporating Clohessy-Wiltshire Equation for circular orbits is used as a reference. The performance metric is synthesized as a tradeoff between exact definition and intuitive judgment.



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R. Varatharajoo, E. J. Abdullah, D. L. Majid, F. I. Romli, A. S. Mohd Rafie and K. A. Ahmad




H. Djojodihardjo et al., "Parametric Study of Ground-Track Based Performance Measure Requirements for the Optimization of Near Earth Twin-Spacecrafts Trajectory", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 225, pp. 429-436, 2012

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November 2012




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